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For the Tavern Brawl minion, see Pirate (Tavern Brawl)..

Pirates are a type of minion.

The majority of Pirate cards fit a weapon theme and are most useful in decks that feature a lot of weapons. Pirates are associated with the rogue and warrior classes, although most Pirates and related cards are neutral.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Rogues and warriors are ideal for a Pirate deck. This is because of the rogue's Hero Power, and the warrior's wide array of weapon cards that can be built into a deck. Paladins and to a lesser extent hunters and shamans can also make use of Pirates' abilities, depending on the card and the number of weapons in their deck. However, for maximum effect Pirates are best used in combination with a weapon-heavy class.

Pirate cards[edit | edit source]

Collectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Bloodsail Flybooter Common Pirate Rogue 1 1 1
Battlecry: Add two 1/1 Pirates to your hand. They’re pretty fly for some pirate guys.
Sky Raider Common Pirate Warrior 1 1 2
Battlecry: Add a random Pirate to your hand. Maybe he should've hatched a plan that could actually carry booty back too.
Southsea Deckhand Common Pirate Any 1 2 1
Has Charge while you have a weapon equipped. Pirates are into this new fad called "Planking".
Bloodsail Raider Common Pirate Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Gain Attack equal to the Attack of your weapon. "I only plunder on days that end in 'y'."
Parachute Brigand Common Pirate Any 2 2 2
After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your hand. She flies standby.
Skyvateer Common Pirate Rogue 2 1 3
Stealth
Deathrattle: Draw a card. When you go without fruits in an airship, you get a nasty case of skyvy.
Dread Corsair Common Pirate Any 4 3 3
Taunt. Costs (1) less per Attack of your weapon. "Yarrrr" is a pirate word that means "Greetings, milord."
Hench-Clan Burglar Common Pirate Rogue 4 4 3
Battlecry: Discover a spell from another class. She's more of a rat burglar.
Bloodsail Corsair Rare Pirate Any 1 1 2
Battlecry: Remove 1 Durability from your opponent's weapon. Every pirate uses the same four digits to access Automated Gold Dispensers. It's called the "Pirate's Code".
Risky Skipper Rare Pirate Warrior 1 1 3
After you play a minion, deal 1 damage to all minions. Sworn enemy of the Safety Matey.
Hoard Pillager Rare Pirate Any 4 4 2
Battlecry: Equip one of your destroyed weapons. Better to have stabbed and lost. And then found again!
Sahket Sapper Rare Pirate Rogue 4 4 4
Deathrattle: Return a random enemy minion to your opponent's hand. "Here, you dropped this."
Southsea Captain Epic Pirate Any 3 3 3
Your other Pirates have +1/+1. When he saves enough plunder, he's going to commission an enormous captain's hat. He has hat envy.
Kobold Stickyfinger Epic Pirate Any 5 4 4
Battlecry: Steal your opponent's weapon. He no take candle. He take sword.
Captain Greenskin Legendary Pirate Any 5 5 4
Battlecry: Give your weapon +1/+1. He was this close to piloting a massive juggernaut into Stormwind Harbor. If it weren't for those pesky kids!
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Bloodsail Flybooter(151414).png
Risky Skipper(184970).png
Sky Raider(151385).png
Southsea Deckhand(103).png
Bloodsail Raider(637).png
Parachute Brigand(151425).png
Skyvateer(184965).png
Southsea Captain(324).png
Dread Corsair(261).png
Hench-Clan Burglar(90578).png
Hoard Pillager(151428).png
Sahket Sapper(90791).png
Captain Greenskin(267).png
Kobold Stickyfinger(151354).png


Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Buccaneer Common Pirate Rogue 1 2 1
Whenever you equip a weapon, give it +1 Attack. The best part of buccaneering is the pants.
N'Zoth's First Mate Common Pirate Warrior 1 1 1
Battlecry: Equip a 1/3 Rusty Hook. Hates when N'Zoth yells "Ahoy Matey!!", but there's not really much he can do about it.
Swashburglar Common Pirate Rogue 1 1 1
Battlecry: Add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class)Was almost named "Swashb-AAAARRHHH-gler"
Sharkfin Fan Common Pirate Any 2 2 2
After your hero attacks, summon a 1/1 Pirate. His taste in soup is criminal.
Cutthroat Buccaneer Common Pirate Rogue 3 2 4
Combo: Give your weapon +1 Attack. In life he worked as a sword swallower.
Naga Corsair Common Pirate Any 4 5 4
Battlecry: Give your weapon +1 Attack. Hook-tails are nice and all but she keeps getting stuck on things.
Southsea Squidface Common Pirate Rogue 4 4 4
Deathrattle: Give your weapon +2 Attack. Quick! Before I drown! Let me sharpen your sword for you.
Ticket Scalper Common Pirate Any 4 5 3
Overkill: Draw 2 cards. Takes ten percent off the top.
Salty Dog Common Pirate Any 5 7 4
He's recently recovered from being a "scurvy dog."
Small-Time Buccaneer Rare Pirate Any 1 1 1
Has +2 Attack while you have a weapon equipped. "Oh, I'm not serious about it. I only pirate on the weekends."
Bloodsail Howler Rare Pirate Rogue 2 1 1
Rush.
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other Pirate you control. They saw their fate a closin'
Aboard a pirate ship
On deck: The Howlin' Hozen
About to let one rip.
One-eyed Cheat Rare Pirate Rogue 2 4 1
Whenever you summon a Pirate, gain StealthWhen pirates say there is no "Eye" in "team," they are very literal about it.
Bloodsail Cultist Rare Pirate Warrior 3 3 4
Battlecry: If you control another Pirate, give your weapon +1/+1. They're really just in it for the Blood Parrot.
Blackwater Pirate Rare Pirate Any 4 2 5
Your weapons cost (2) less. "Look, they fell off the back of a ship, do you want them or not? I have a meeting with Y'Shaarj in like ten minutes."
Phantom Freebooter Rare Pirate Any 4 3 3
Battlecry: Gain stats equal to your weapon's. There's no such thing as a free boot.
Cursed Castaway Rare Pirate Rogue 6 5 3
Rush
Deathrattle: Draw a Combo card from your deck. She was an ordinary castaway... until she found that cursed volleyball.
Luckydo Buccaneer Epic Pirate Rogue 6 5 5
Battlecry: If your weapon has at least 3 Attack, gain +4/+4. You can't just leave a Luckydo somewhere. You gotta keep 'em with you! Especially in Gadgetzan!
Patches the Pirate Legendary Pirate Any 1 1 1
After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your deck. What do sailors yell when Patches steals their treasure chest full of laws and other things being transported to parliament for a vote? "The Eyes have it!"
Skycap'n Kragg Legendary Pirate Any 7 4 6
Charrrrrge
Costs (1) less for each friendly Pirate. What's more boss than riding a parrot with a jawbone for a shoulderpad while wielding a giant hook-lance-thing and wearing a pirate hat? NOTHING.
Captain Hooktusk Legendary Pirate Rogue 8 6 3
Battlecry: Summon 3 Pirates from your deck. Give them Rush. "You three! Get in the cannon!"
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Buccaneer(22347).png
N'Zoth's First Mate(33132).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Small-Time Buccaneer(49759).png
Swashburglar(42046).png
Bloodsail Howler(90252).png
One-eyed Cheat(12255).png
Sharkfin Fan(90147).png
Bloodsail Cultist(35204).png
Cutthroat Buccaneer(89460).png
Blackwater Pirate(35203).png
Naga Corsair(49730).png
Phantom Freebooter(62858).png
Southsea Squidface(35241).png
Ticket Scalper(90165).png
Salty Dog(12263).png
Cursed Castaway(89376).png
Luckydo Buccaneer(49754).png
Skycap'n Kragg(22260).png
Captain Hooktusk(90234).png

Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Sky Pirate None Pirate Rogue 1 1 1
 
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Sky Pirate(151434).png


Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Swabbie None Pirate Any 1 1 1
 
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Cards that generate Pirates[edit | edit source]

These cards bring new Pirates into play through their card text.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Bloodsail Flybooter Common Minion Pirate Rogue 1 1 1
Battlecry: Add two 1/1 Pirates to your hand. They’re pretty fly for some pirate guys.
Sky Raider Common Minion Pirate Warrior 1 1 2
Battlecry: Add a random Pirate to your hand. Maybe he should've hatched a plan that could actually carry booty back too.
Hench-Clan Hag Epic Minion General Any 4 3 3
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Amalgams with all minion types. The Hench Clan is an equal opportunity employer, no matter which parts of you came from where.
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Sky Raider(151385).png
Hench-Clan Hag(90620).png


Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Sharkfin Fan Common Minion Pirate Any 2 2 2
After your hero attacks, summon a 1/1 Pirate. His taste in soup is criminal.
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Related cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Parachute Brigand Common Minion Pirate Any 2 2 2
After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your hand. She flies standby.
Skybarge Rare Minion Mech Warrior 3 2 5
After you summon a Pirate, deal 2 damage to a random enemy. It's more of a ship-gun than a gunship.
Southsea Captain Epic Minion Pirate Any 3 3 3
Your other Pirates have +1/+1. When he saves enough plunder, he's going to commission an enormous captain's hat. He has hat envy.
Waste Warden Epic Minion General Any 5 3 3
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to a minion and all others of the same minion type. Recycle that can, or you get the cuffs!
Ancharrr Legendary Weapon Warrior 3 2 2
After your hero attacks, draw a Pirate from your deck. The problem with anchors is they often end up sinking to the bottom of your deck.
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Ancharrr(151352).png
Skybarge(151430).png
Southsea Captain(324).png
Waste Warden(210814).png


Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Ship's Cannon Common General Any 2 2 3
After you summon a Pirate, deal 2 damage to a random enemy. If you hear someone yell, "Cannonball!" you're about to get wet. Or crushed.
Bloodsail Howler Rare Pirate Rogue 2 1 1
Rush.
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other Pirate you control. They saw their fate a closin'
Aboard a pirate ship
On deck: The Howlin' Hozen
About to let one rip.
Golakka Crawler Rare Beast Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Destroy a Pirate and gain +1/+1. Universally adored by both control decks and ninjas.
One-eyed Cheat Rare Pirate Rogue 2 4 1
Whenever you summon a Pirate, gain StealthWhen pirates say there is no "Eye" in "team," they are very literal about it.
Bloodsail Cultist Rare Pirate Warrior 3 3 4
Battlecry: If you control another Pirate, give your weapon +1/+1. They're really just in it for the Blood Parrot.
Shady Dealer Rare General Rogue 3 4 3
Battlecry: If you have a Pirate, gain +1/+1. I have great deal for you... for 4 damage to your face!
Captain's Parrot Epic Beast Any 2 1 1
Battlecry: Draw a Pirate from your deck. Pirates and Parrots go together like Virmen and Carrots.
Patches the Pirate Legendary Pirate Any 1 1 1
After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your deck. What do sailors yell when Patches steals their treasure chest full of laws and other things being transported to parliament for a vote? "The Eyes have it!"
Skycap'n Kragg Legendary Pirate Any 7 4 6
Charrrrrge
Costs (1) less for each friendly Pirate. What's more boss than riding a parrot with a jawbone for a shoulderpad while wielding a giant hook-lance-thing and wearing a pirate hat? NOTHING.
Captain Hooktusk Legendary Pirate Rogue 8 6 3
Battlecry: Summon 3 Pirates from your deck. Give them Rush. "You three! Get in the cannon!"
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Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Bloodsail Howler(90252).png
Captain's Parrot(559).png
Golakka Crawler(55453).png
One-eyed Cheat(12255).png
Ship's Cannon(12258).png
Bloodsail Cultist(35204).png
Shady Dealer(22348).png
Skycap'n Kragg(22260).png
Captain Hooktusk(90234).png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to Whispers of the Old Gods Captain's Parrot was not craftable but had to be earned through collecting each Classic Pirate. The quest "Arrrrrr!!!" awarded 2 regular copies to the player upon collecting regular copies of all Classic Pirates, while "Golden Arrrrrr!!!" awarded 2 golden copies to the player upon collecting golden versions of the same Pirates. The accompanying patch removed the quests, and made Captain's Parrot craftable instead.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Whispers of the Old Gods logo.png Patch 5.0.0.12574 (2016-04-24): The "Arrrrrr!!!" and "Golden Arrrrrr!!!" quests have been removed. Captain's Parrot is now craftable instead.